Digital Skills - Mind the Gap

This post looks at digital skills and what we are seeing in our markets. It is mostly UK/USA and Australasia centric reflecting the research materials which we have ready access to. However at a more anecdotal level we think the broad thrust holds true for most of the "developed markets" that we deal in. Do let us know however if you have more to add or think we have got this wrong. Read More...

Sounding Smart

This post was inspired by a discussion on the Harvard Business Review (well done guys - a great set of publications). Its about how people come across and get understood and considered when they use their voice or spoken communication versus the written word. This provides some interesting perspectives for recruitment as you will see.
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2 million applicants for.... 300 jobs...

We are used to managing large number of applicants - but 2.3 million for just 368 positions. It scarcely seems possible - but it seems to have happened recently Read More...

Websites

A post all about website technologies and practices. We have updated this Blog site + other corporate website resources. We promise not to make it very technical Happy Read More...

Mobiles and Recruiting

A look at how mobile are being used in recruitment and how you can make sure that you are not losing out to candidates job hunting on their phones. Read More...

April Fool at Work

Its that time of the year again. We have not done many humorous articles recently so we felt that it was about time we included something in that vein. However there has also been some interesting content from companies and employers looking to give people a laugh. We showcase some 2015 April Fool workplace related examples that we have had advance sight of here. Hopefully more will come to light on the day.

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Referrals

We are really keen on Referrals in recruiting. The business case for Referrals is excellent and our systems support the process really well. We participated on a webinar in the USA on Friday on this subject and there were some great examples and evidence shared. This post looks at the benefits it can deliver, and some of the things that can really ensure it supports your HR and Recruitment. Note - this post is not just about systems and technology. Once you have the basics, a good referral programme is mostly down to management and commitment. So if you are looking for something that can make a real difference - read on.

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View of 2015

A view of 2015 (from one of the team anyway). Includes: Talent shortages, Retention, Employer Branding, Quality not Quantity and Mobile as topic areas. Read More...